London calling

Thanks to Archie’s awesome Godmum Gemma, we had a fantastic base in Putney, London for a week.  They were away and they have 4 boys the same age as ours, so our 4 bears slotted into their beds perfectly.  10 years ago life here in London was very different – double income, no kids, working hard…

Regatta week

Regatta week in Seaview… three days of fun competition including sailing, beach sports, swimming, diving and rowing. And you can compete as long as you are older than 2 years old! Seeing as I grew up LOVING this week in the Isle of Wight, it was brilliant to see all our kids desperate to enter…

Isle of Wight

Simply, one of the best playgrounds in the world for kids and adults. We are lucky enough to have Mum and Dad’s place in Seaview, right on the beach, to stay in for two weeks. It has been in the family for a few generations now, and where I grew up spending summer holidays as…

Ancient England

It’s been 10 years since we lived in England and we’d forgotten.  There are so many people here in such a small land!  Swarming about like an ant’s nest, going about their business in an orderly and organised way. We’ve been trying to describe it to the kids; 3 times as many people live in England…

Champion Haggis

Just sitting on the train from Edinburgh to York, about to head through my old town of Durham, having had 2 great days staying with Emma’s cousins in Musselburgh. It has been a short trip to Scotland, but a very fun one for all. Staying at Bea and Tom’s place next to the river Esk,…

Morzine – more fun!

Wengen was very hard to leave. I really felt we had peaked. That there could be no better place on earth. That we should be staying, setting up shop and putting the kids into a local school! Thankfully Morzine delivered in spades. In fact, in Archie’s words, “we should live here and go on holidays…